It would’ve been really easy for me to get up there on stage and talk about personal style and the importance of dressing well and making good first impressions as we get older, and that’s probably what a lot of people were expecting of me. But, I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal issues that I’ve tip-toed around a little bit over the last few months. I felt like I owed it to you guys to be honest and let you know some of what I’ve been dealing with over the last 10 months or so.
There’s risk, fear and significant vulnerability involved with sharing my talk here with you guys, because I’m sure some of you might think less of me, or have your opinion of me change after you hear this. But, this is my truth, this is my life, and this is my story. And if it resonates with only one of you, then that’s all I really care about. I can’t control how any of you guys might feel after watching this, but either way, I owe you this. You deserve to understand where I’m coming from and some of what I’ve been through. There’s certain parts I’ve left out, but if you watch the video I linked above, you’ll hear a general overview of what’s been happening with me over the last year or so. And you’re also about to see me cry publicly in front of hundreds of people.
The response I got afterwards was a bit overwhelming. There were so many people coming up to me and telling me about their lives. I heard at least three cancer stories, stories of divorce and financial issues. One guy even broke down and cried as he was talking to me. I gave everyone as much time as they needed and I can’t describe how much I appreciate everyone who I met that weekend as a result of my talk.
I will be monitoring your comments, so feel free to drop me a note down below and I’ll see you in a few days for a brand new, less serious video. Thanks for watching.